The Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times in 2018,and Fed officials are anticipating continuing increasesthis year. This marks the first period of rising rates in overa decade. It's also an opportune moment for companies to adjustcash management strategies accordingly.

Businesses with the analytics resources to run marketsimulations can use scenario planning to anticipate—and preparetheir response to—the most likely interest rate outcomes.However, many businesses lack the resources to effectively completesuch an analysis. Their analytics teams may be lean (ornon-existent), but these companies will be affected by rising ratesat least as much as the big guys.

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